Real Property: 2018-2019 Homeward Bound Series Recorded Seminars

When:  Sep 30, 2021 from 08:00 AM to 08:01 AM (ET)

RPLS is pleased to announce that Homeward Bound 2018-2019 on-demand webcasts are now available for those who did not attend the series. The Series includes three webcasts: “Navigating the Rapids: Understanding the Nuances of Water Rights in Michigan,” “All ‘Good’ Things Must Come to an End: Issues at the End of the Lease,” and “Transactional and Tax Planning for Real Estate Lawyers.”

Cost: Real Property Section Member: $210, Non-RPL Section Members: $300

Purchase online  (pay by MasterCard or Visa only) and receive a confirmation email with instructions on how to access the series. No refunds.

Note for Non-Attorneys. Before registering for this event please create an SBM non-member account so you can access the materials for this and future events. To create an account, visit If you have registered for previous events, you should already have an account and can login or reset the password at If you are unsure if you already have an account, contact Member Services at (888) 726-3678 for assistance.

Navigating the Rapids: Understanding the Nuances of Water Rights in Michigan
(3 hr, 35 min)

Moderator: Ronald E. Reynolds, Murray Law Group
Speakers: Catherine A. Riesterer, Cooper & Riesterer; Nicholas Schroeck, Detroit Mercy Law

There are distinct rights and obligations concerning the use and protection of surface and groundwater in Michigan, including inland lakes, the Great Lakes and the aquifer. This seminar addresses the key common law and regulatory standards that govern water rights in Michigan.

All “Good” Things Must Come to an End:  Issues at the End of the Lease (2 hr, 53 min)

Moderator: John Gaber, Williams Williams Rattner & Plunkett
Speakers: Brandy L. Mathie, Kerr, Russell and Weber; Phillip J. Neuman, Couzens, Lansky, Fealk, Ellis, Roeder & Lazar; Michael P. Deighan, O’Keefe   

A successful conclusion to a lease relationship depends a lot on foresight at the time of drafting the lease.  This program examines drafting considerations for lease end issues, as well as what to do in both commercial and residential contexts if the parties can’t agree on how to conclude their relationship, including litigation and bankruptcy matters. 

Accounting for Real Estate Lawyers (2 hr, 45 min)

Moderator: Roshunda L. Price, Meritor Inc.
Speakers: Cliff Holmyard, Cohen & Company; Cathy Lorenz, Cohen & Company; Richard Shapack, Shapack Law Firm

This seminar is designed to increase the practitioner’s knowledge of and comfort with accounting and tax issues that frequently emerge in real estate transactions. Topics include operating agreement terms regarding allocations and distributions based on capital accounts, inside and outside basis, capital gain vs. income treatment, recourse vs. non-recourse debt, Internal Revenue Code Section 704 and disguised sales.


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